Shawano man in custody after leading police on armed manhunt

Cody Huebner took off on foot in the Cassian area after Minocqua Police tried to stop him earlier Wednesday
Published: Dec. 14, 2022 at 4:33 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 14, 2022 at 7:57 PM CST
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CASSIAN, Wis. (WSAW) - On Dec. 14, the Minocqua Police Department attempted to make contact with a suspicious male identified as 32-year-old Cody Huebner.

While attempting to make contact with Huebner in a Save More parking lot, Huebner took off and led law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit southbound along Highway 51 where Huebner crashed his vehicle and ran into the woods, pointing his handgun at officers and telling them that he was not going back to jail.

Huebner eventually found a vehicle in a nearby neighborhood that was unlocked with the keys inside and stole it. While driving away from the neighborhood, Huebner struck one of the responding officers, causing non-life-threatening injuries.

He led law enforcement on another chase that exceeded speeds of 80 mph on icy roads. Huebner ditched the second vehicle, again taking off into the woods, near Little Bearskin Lake.

As initially reported in a Facebook post by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Huebner was arrested after a two-hour-long search by deputies and taken into custody in the area of South Shore Road and Pollnow Road in the town of Cassian.

He is currently being held at the Oneida County Jail for a probation warrant and any potential charges related to this incident.

The Minocqua Police Department, the Woodruff Police Department, the Rhinelander Police Department, the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the Oneida County Emergency Services, and the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office were all involved in the incident and no one suffered serious injuries.